First global program for post cargo tracking with RAIN RFID technology, Correios project in Brazil advances to the delivery stage of the first batches of labels
As is the public knowledge of this project of Correios in Brazil, what happens together with the UPU, follow the global RFID standardization of GS1 and already has most of the systems in operation. Understand the process:
The selection of the label supplier followed all the project criteria and through a public notice the winner of the delivery of the first batches has been reached. The company Inovacode, Impinj channel, is supplying the first batches of labels for the project, in partnership with the inlay provider Beontag.
There was a need to adopt the most used standard on the market and that presented better benefits. Standardization allows customers to obtain gains in their processes, since any company will be able to use the tags used by Correios to track its supply chains. The standard adopted for this use case is the SSCC, (Serial Shipping Container Code) (GS1-128): key identifier of a logistical unit to combine commercial elements packaged together for storage and/or transport purposes, such as boxes and pallets.
These first labels that will initially be used directly by Correios for orders, with RFID technology incorporated passed the quality process of technical inlay performance standards for use in logistics or postal processes, several field trials were carried out, involving the wide range of types of cargo that are processed daily by Correios.
The installation steps of the readers of this project, at the entrance and exit gates of the main sorting units and distribution centers of Correios throughout the country is well advanced and many of them are in operation.
See the details of the production process, quality control and shipping of batches of labels:
Inovacode’s CEO , Guilherme Carrapatoso
The CEO of Inovacode, Guilherme Carrapatoso comments that the product approved for this first batch was: “Inovacode INLAY E702 70×14 – M730”.
The product was supported by strategic partners such as BEONTAG, provider of the inlay, aTag, provider of the label personalization solution, SATO with RFID printers, as well as IMPINJ, provider of the M730 CHIP.
The labels are being delivered printed and engraved in the established standard SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code).
“In this initial batch, 7 million tags were printed in a few weeks, produced in our own facilities. To achieve this goal in record time, we worked in 3 shifts. This is just the first batch of 30 million tags planned for upcoming purchases. This project has the potential to move an entire ecosystem associated with Correios with volumes of around 500 million labels”, comments Carrapatoso.
Inovacode partners in the project:
The solution, therefore, will be integrated into the current Correios system, OTS (Object Tracking System), developed for the use of bar code technology, by means of reading – manual or in automated sorting equipment – of tracking labels that are affixed to the packages, such as Sedex labels. To this end, RAIN RFID tags will be printed and engraved in the established standard, SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code). The system, centralized in Brasília, has information sent to the UPU cloud, in Switzerland, bringing great gains to the entire traceability process at Correios and, consequently, to the national market.
Learn a little more about Inovacode, a Brasilian company that has been working with RFID technology since 2004, with thousands of customers in the area (in Portuguese):